Shockingly Awesome Surreal Sculptures

Imagine cracking an egg open, only to find another egg inside of it! Or imagine going about your normal morning routine, when you grab your toothbrush and find out that it's made out of teeth! London-based American artist Nancy Fouts has conjured up these creative scenarios and beyond. In her remarkably intriguing sculptures, Fouts combines objects in playful and completely surprising ways. Her surreal sculptures are unexpected juxtapositions meant to entertain her audiences. Often there isn’t a straightforward explanation for the combinations and Fouts leaves the interpretation of each piece up to her viewers. She said her work is, “All about manipulating the object to realize my idea. Everything starts with the idea.”

When we asked if her work involved Photoshop manipulations, Fouts said, "They are real sculptures, I hate Photoshop!" She tends to collect massive amounts of stuff in boxes in order to foster her inspiration. Watch as she turns everyday objects into surprisingly new and fantastical creations. Her great sense of humor can be seen throughout her pieces. “It’s not deep, but it’s entertaining and it makes people smile," she said.










Nancy Fouts’s website
via [Dejoost]

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Comment by Amy Wong on March 7, 2012 at 5:26pm

So thought provoking!! Awesome work!

Comment by Pinar on March 7, 2012 at 1:16pm

Badminton shuttlecock with an egg in it = birdie with a birdie in it. Very clever!

Comment by Alvaro Ortiz on March 7, 2012 at 9:26am

El caracol sobre la navaja me dio miedo. :s

Comment by Fernando Conde on March 6, 2012 at 11:53pm

Just two words on this: Chema Madoz. Look it up, folks!

Comment by Nathan Blaney on March 6, 2012 at 8:55pm

"Often there isn’t a straightforward explanation for the combinations and Fouts leaves the interpretation of each piece up to her viewers." And this is where the work fails, most of the time. Also the the lighting of the sculptures is awkward so hopefully Nancy can blame that on someone else. All in all, good ideas that fall quite a bit short.

Comment by JIM PARSONS on March 6, 2012 at 1:00pm

Shock and Awe, to be sure!

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